Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This is what I have felt like this last week:

Done. Spent. Used up. I must be in some kind of a slump or a frump. I'm trying to hold it up, hold it together but inside it's all like these tulips. When I came home tonight after a very l-o-n-g day the light was incredible at my back window where they sit so I grabbed my camera and shot on manual. Not my best work, but they more or less convey how I've been feeling. I also think we've got some mild gastro (how does one "think" they have something like that?!) and to add to that I have a number of fairly important aspects of my life that are in limbo. So it's kind of hard to say if it's all psychological.

I did find something to get excited about through the Queen of Arts blog. A while back she posted about a book she had found called Creative Awakenings by Sheri Gaynor. She, herself, was so excited about it that I ordered it and it arrived last week. On the weekend I had a chance to really get into it and I would swear that the very beginning of the book called, "The Adventure Begins", could have been written about me. I got sucked right in. There is also a website set up to go along with the book and I invite you to go and have a look-see. I've already met two other Canadian artists there, funny how on the www, I would find other people right in my own backyard.

And a little eye-candy - Riley eating a pot of Nerds from his Easter stash, gotta love the face of a kid knee-deep in candy:


Kim Mailhot said...

I hope you find some ways to fill yourself back up soon. That book may be a great place to start...or a great place to hide out for awhile as you play.
Sending deep cleansing breaths...

Brenda said...

Oh dear, sounds like you need to do some self-pampering and that book sounds like a great place to start. Thanks for the heads up - I've placed in on my wishlist at Amazon.

Beth said...

I'm feeling kind of done myself these days. Isn't it wonderful to be able to escape into a book?